“There has been growing momentum to change the specification for the type of anodic coatings used in reusable medical equipment, based on our demonstration of extended service life using MICRALOX®., even when high pH detergents are used....
Woonsocket, RI (PRWEB) September 22, 2011
As the first North American Licensee of MICRALOX®, Duralectra-CHN will demonstrate the excellent chemical stability and corrosion resistance of this revolutionary anodic coating at the upcoming Design 2 Part tradeshow in Nashville, TN on September 28th and 29th.
“There has been growing momentum to change the specification for the type of anodic coatings used in reusable medical equipment, based on our demonstration of extended service life using MICRALOX®., even when high pH detergents are used. We’ve received a strong response in the United States and in Europe, based on the ability of MICRALOX® to retain the same physical and mechanical properties of a conventional anodic hard coat, to keep the color and design flexibility of decorative anodizing, and to achieve a much higher chemical resistance that can withstand regular cleaning and sterilization without fading, discoloration, or corrosion. Our customers are very excited about micro-crystalline anodizing because it is RoHS compliant, and consistently proves its value for many medical manufacturers right now,” said David Dibiasio, head of sales and marketing at Duralectra-CHN. “There hasn’t been much new technology for many years now, and we are receiving significant interest every day about MICRALOX® and how it can be used.”
Duralectra-CHN will also introduce SANFORD PRINT™, a unique printing application that embeds printing below the surface of the oxide. The combination of MICRALOX® with SANFORD PRINT™, is a perfect combination for applications requiring a qualified coating and printing solution that meets the performance standards for manufacturing reusable medical devices made out of aluminum.
Duralectra-CHN will be attending the Design 2 Part show in Nashville, TN and will be located in Booth 212. Duralectra-CHN will showcase how MICRALOX® can be adopted by customers in important medical manufacturing centers like the Southeast US, to solve basic quality and performance issues that allow anodic coatings to be confidently extended into new application spaces.
Design 2 Part – the largest and most trusted tradeshows for selling custom parts and services. The show will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.
About Duralectra-CHH LLC
Formed from the merger of Duralectra, Inc. and CHN Metal Finishing in 2008, Duralectra-CHN (http://www.d-chn.com) is the leading aluminum finisher on the East Coast of the United States. Duralectra-CHN provides extensive manufacturing capabilities, including Type II and III anodizing, and proprietary Sanford Process technologies such as Quantum, Plus, Salvage and MICRALOX®, for medical, high technology engineering, military and aerospace, and other markets focused on high quality components. Duralectra-CHN operates one of the largest anodizing facilities in the US and has a strong reputation as a reliable partner to many well-known companies across North America.
Katahdin Industries Inc. (http://www.katahdin-inc.com) provides high tolerance coating applications and specialized metal finishing technology and services to the medical device and industrial markets through platform-focused subsidiaries. Katahdin’s coating operations are conducted through Precision Coating Company, Inc., one of the largest plastics coating applicators in the world, specializing in PTFE and Teflon® coating applications in the medical device market. A separate co-located company, Precision Fabric, is a worldwide distributor and converter of PTFE coated fabrics, tapes and belts. Specialized metal finishing services are conducted through D-CHN, LLC. Sanford Process Corporation provides hard coat anodizing solutions and intellectual property licenses to a range of well-known OEMS and their prime subcontractors worldwide, with an increasing presence in Korea and China.